Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Miss Worth by Worth c1977

Miss Worth by Worth: launched in 1977, it was created by Odette Breil-Radius of Roure.




Cosmopolitan, 1980:
"Very French, very feminine: Miss Worth perfume, the seductive new scent from the venerable house of Worth. The base is a classic French floral blend of rose, iris, jasmine, and labdanum . . . zinged up with the alluring, earthy notes of oakmoss, sandalwood and exotic spices."

It was available in the following:
  • ¼ oz Parfum Splash
  • ¼ oz Parfum Atomizer 
  • ½ oz Parfum Splash
  • 1 oz Parfum Splash
  • 2.5ml Eau de Parfum micro mini splash
  • 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • 2 oz Eau de Parfum Splash
  • 2 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • 4 oz Eau de Parfum Splash
  • 9 oz Eau de Parfum Splash

Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is described as a light aldehydic floral perfume with a touch of sweetness and musk.
  • Top notes:  aldehydes, bergamot, peach, rhubarb, pineapple, cassis, anise seed, lily of the valley and ylang-ylang
  • Middle notes: jasmine, May rose, carnation, Tuscan iris, orchid, orange blossom, violet, tuberose, clove, cumin, cypress and cinnamon
  • Base notes: cypress, vanilla, benzoin, tonka bean, cistus labdanum, cedar, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, vetiver, raspberry and musk


The original geometric bottle was created by Jacques Llorente.





Miss Worth was also presented in the Lalique designed round, disk shaped eau de toilette bottle used for other Worth perfumes such as Je Reviens.



Other bottles include the floral molded spray bottle with the burgundy cap and the fluted column spray bottle with the burgundy cap. The fluted column bottle is the reformulated version from the late 1980s.



Rare bottles include this original 1970s mini bottle for the 1 oz Parfum splash. It is made up of frosted glass and has the floral molded design. This was NOT made by Lalique.


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued by 1988-1990.




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